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Health Tip: Understanding Bottlemouth Syndrome

Posted 7 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Bottlemouth syndrome is a form of tooth decay that affects babies and young children. It is caused by prolonged drinking of sugary liquids from a bottle. The American Academy of Pediatrics says children are at greater risk of bottlemouth if they are put to bed with a bottle of milk or juice. The decay is most common in the upper front teeth, and may ultimately require oral surgery. The Academy ...

Even Wisdom Tooth Removal May Spur Opioid Addiction

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 – Teens and young adults who are prescribed opioid painkillers after having their wisdom teeth removed are at increased risk for addiction, new research suggests. For the study, researchers looked at nearly 15,000 patients, aged 16 to 25, who were prescribed opioids (such as Vicodin or Lortab) after wisdom tooth extraction in 2015. The median number of pills prescribed was ...

Health Tip: Bad Foods For Your Teeth

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

-- The American Dental Association warns against certain foods and beverages that can contribute to tooth decay. Some foods are more difficult to clean from teeth, and eating them repeatedly can lead to cavities. Here's the ADA's list of foods you should avoid: Hard candies – They tend to be full of sugar and can trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Ice – Chewing ice ...

Tongue Piercings May Bring Harm to Teeth and Gums

Posted 25 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 – You might think a tongue piercing is sexy and cool, but these hip accessories do your oral health no good at all, researchers say. People with a tongue piercing appear more likely to suffer from gum disease more often than those with a lip piercing, a Swiss study has concluded. Researchers found more cases of bleeding, receding or inflamed gums among a group of 14 ...

Americans' Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy

Posted 11 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, June 10, 2018 – It's well-known that Americans consume too much sugar. But that affinity for the sweet stuff starts as early as infancy, with some babies consuming added sugar that exceeds maximum levels recommended for adults, U.S. researchers report. Eating foods with added sugar can influence a child's food choices later in life. And added sugar has been linked with obesity, asthma, ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Triggers for Gum Disease

Posted 7 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Gum disease may include symptoms from swollen gums to bad breath and loose or sensitive teeth. Gum disease starts with a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Tiny microbes combine with mucus and other particles to form plaque on the teeth and gumline. Brushing and flossing will get rid of some plaque, but if any remains, it often hardens and forms tarter. Buildup of plaque and tarter can lead to ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresher

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Bad breath affects more than 40 million Americans, the American Dental Hygienists' Association says. Routine dental cleanings can help limit buildup of plaque, which can reduce bad breath. The association suggests these additional bad-breath preventives: Rinse your mouth with water after eating. Chew sugarless gum to stimulate flow of saliva – nature's own cleanser. Snack on celery, carrots ...

Advil Plus Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 – Over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen provide better relief for dental pain than prescription opioids and are less likely to cause side effects, researchers say. "What we know is that prescribing narcotics should be a last resort," said study co-author Anita Aminoshariae, an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine, in ...

Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study. Researchers found that in 2015-2016, about 43 percent of children ages 2 to 19 had cavities. That was down from 50 percent four years earlier. This is the good news. On the other hand, disparities were apparent: ...

Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health Risks

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 – Many adults with diabetes don't see the dentist often enough, even though they're at increased risk for gum disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from just over 2.5 million American adults who took part in an annual federal government health survey. The survey results showed that people with diabetes or prediabetes were least likely to ...

More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?

Posted 15 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 – The Old Woman in the Shoe may have lost a tooth or two. Nursery rhymes aside, a new study reports that the more children a woman has, the fewer teeth she has in her later years. Mothers of three had an average of four fewer teeth than moms with just two children, according to the team of European researchers. "On the basis of our findings, enhanced promotion of oral ...

Health Tip: Your Teeth Are Tough

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Your teeth are incredibly strong, and with the proper care and regular dental visits, you can keep them that way. The American Dental Association offers these "tooth truths": Tooth enamel, which is 96 percent mineral, is the hardest substance in the body. Your teeth can exert an average of 200 pounds of pressure when you bite down. Teeth can last many hundreds of years, outlasting the person ...

Health Tip: Prevent Tooth Decay in Babies

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Parents and caregivers can pass cavity-causing bacteria to babies through saliva, by sharing foods and spoons. Or tooth decay can develop when an infant's teeth and gums are exposed to any liquid or food other than water for long periods, including when a baby is repeatedly put to bed with a bottle of formula, milk or juice. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help prevent tooth ...

Many Parents in the Dark on When Kids Should First See a Dentist

Posted 19 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 – American parents are less likely to seek early dental care for their children if they don't receive guidance from a doctor or dentist, a new national survey finds. The poll of 790 parents with at least one child aged 5 or younger found that one in six of those who did not receive dental advice from a health care provider thought children shouldn't visit a dentist until ...

Health Tip: Dental Association Supports Fluoridated Water

Posted 14 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Not every community in the United States adds fluoride to drinking water. Nonetheless, the American Dental Association supports the practice, saying fluoridated water: Helps prevent tooth decay. Protects all ages against cavities. Is safe and effective. Saves money. The average lifetime cost per person to fluoridate a community's supply of drinkingwater is less than the cost of one filling. ...

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